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Donate to the Women’s and Gender Studies Department and/or to the Women’s and Gender Studies Scholarship Fund.

Please make the check payable to: City College of San Francisco.
Include in the Memo: Women’s and Gender Studies Scholarship or Women’s and Gender Studies Department.
Mail to: Maggie Harrison, Women’s and Gender Studies Department Chair.


Intern with the Women’s and Gender Studies Department and earn college credit. Please contact the department to see if there is room for you to earn valuable work experience while earning up to 3 units of course credit. Students who are accepted as an intern in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department should sign up for the Business Department class Work Experience 301 (1 unit) 302 (2 units) or 303 (3 units) after consulting on the project with the Women’s and Gender Studies Department Chair. 

Current Internship Openings: Publicity Intern

Publicity Intern: The ideal candidate would have basic poster design skills. Experience with social media such as Facebook and YouTube welcomed.

Become a Peer Educator

Project SURVIVE is a peer education program of the Women's and Gender Studies department at City College of San Francisco which trains students to make classrooms presentations on promoting healthy relationships. Peer educators, both women and men, suggest resources and information to help students build intimate relationships based on respect and trust. They also offer students strategies for identifying, avoiding, and leaving abusive relationships.

Expect Respect SF (ERSF) is a City College of San Francisco (CCSF) program and a community collaborative of San Francisco domestic and sexual violence prevention programs–including Project SURVIVE at City College of San Francisco, San Francisco Women Against Rape­, La Casa de las Madres, The Riley Center, W.O.M.A.N., Inc., Health Initiatives for Youth (HIFY), Shalom-Bayit, Community Youth Center (CYC), The SF LGBT Center, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, and Females Against Violence – working to promote healthy and violence-free dating through youth-centered, culturally-sensitive education.

Our goal is to introduce healthy relationship workshops to all San Francisco public high school students. Currently, we present our workshops in all 16 SFUSD high schools.

ERSF college-aged and CCSF trained peer educators deliver two presentations on healthy relationships, oppression and power, and youth dating violence to all of the freshmen health classes at each participating high school. One of the collaborating community based organizations makes a third follow-up presentation that concentrates more directly on various topics, such as sexual harassment, homophobia/transphobia, and intimate partner violence safety plans.

Adele Failes-Carpenter
(415) 239-3899
City College of San Francisco
50 Frida Kahlo Way, San Francisco, CA 94112

Community Partnership

The Women’s and Gender Studies Department of City College of San Francisco welcomes building partnerships with community organizations. We frequently place our students into internships and work experience programs with many non-profits in the Bay Area. If you are interested in learning more about how your non-profit might benefit from a partnership with us, please contact the department.